Chief of Department of State Hospitals Cleared of Wrongdoing, Decides To Retire
State officials say that Kathy Gaither -- chief deputy director of the California Department of State Hospitals -- has been cleared of wrongdoing in a sexual harassment and discrimination investigation but has decided to retire. Diana Dooley -- secretary of the state Health and Human Services Agency -- said that such claims were "found to be unsubstantiated." In a note to agency staff, Gaither said that she is leaving "with the knowledge that ... the department is on its way to becoming a modern forensic hospital system."
- "Senior State Hospitals Official Cleared of Wrongdoing, Will Retire" (Romney, Los Angeles Times, 9/4).